horizontal drilling http://kgou.org en Legal Challenge To New Drilling Incentive Could Raise Big Constitutional Questions http://kgou.org/post/legal-challenge-new-drilling-incentive-could-raise-big-constitutional-questions <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">A controversial bill setting the effective tax rate on new oil and gas wells was one of the capstones of the 2014 legislative session.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:26:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 30715 at http://kgou.org Legal Challenge To New Drilling Incentive Could Raise Big Constitutional Questions VIDEO: StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz On Oil And Gas Incentives http://kgou.org/post/video-stateimpact-oklahomas-joe-wertz-oil-and-gas-incentives <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;"><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma">StateImpact&nbsp;Oklahoma</a> reporter <a href="http://kgou.org/people/joe-wertz">Joe Wertz</a>&nbsp;appeared on&nbsp;</span>OETA-The ​<font color="#3b5998" face="Helvetica, Arial, lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif"><span style="cursor: pointer; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;">Oklahoma Network</span></font>'s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oeta.tv/programs/onr/"><em>Oklahoma News Report</em></a><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;">&nbsp;last week to discuss a possible constitutional challenge to the controversial tax incentive for oil and gas wells, which Gov. Mary Fallin signed this week.</span></p><p>http://youtu.be/POX0hQwLf98</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:45:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 30356 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Legislative Panels Agree On Drilling Incentive http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-legislative-panels-agree-drilling-incentive <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A bill that would adjust a generous tax incentive for horizontally drilled&nbsp;<font color="red">oil</font>&nbsp;and gas wells and extend it to all wells drilled in Oklahoma has cleared budget committees in the House and Senate.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:16:00 +0000 Associated Press 29716 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Legislative Panels Agree On Drilling Incentive Possible Change in Tax Incentive for Oil and Gas Drilling http://kgou.org/post/possible-change-tax-incentive-oil-and-gas-drilling <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15.9375px;">State legislators are expected to consider a bill this week that would adjust a generous tax incentive for the oil and gas industry and extend it to all wells drilled in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 00:36:52 +0000 Associated Press 29597 at http://kgou.org Possible Change in Tax Incentive for Oil and Gas Drilling Norman Mayor And Residents Question Use Of City Drinking Water For Fracking http://kgou.org/post/norman-mayor-and-residents-question-use-city-drinking-water-fracking <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Many residents — and some members of the city council — didn’t know Norman’s drinking water is being used for hydraulic fracturing until&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Journal Record&nbsp;</em><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/03/31/to-frack-wells-in-norman-driller-buys-city-drinking Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Logan Layden 27103 at http://kgou.org Norman Mayor And Residents Question Use Of City Drinking Water For Fracking OK Policy Poll: Voters Oppose Tax Incentives For Horizontal Drilling http://kgou.org/post/ok-policy-poll-voters-oppose-tax-incentives-horizontal-drilling <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:27:34 +0000 Joe Wertz 26850 at http://kgou.org OK Policy Poll: Voters Oppose Tax Incentives For Horizontal Drilling To Frack Wells In Norman, Driller Buys City Drinking Water Right From The Hydrant http://kgou.org/post/frack-wells-norman-driller-buys-city-drinking-water-right-hydrant <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">For a fee, most municipalities will give contractors and other industrial users a special water meter and temporary access to a city fire hydrant. The meters and hydrant access are often used for construction sites, and the buyer usually pays a higher per-gallon water rate for the high-flow access.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 26381 at http://kgou.org To Frack Wells In Norman, Driller Buys City Drinking Water Right From The Hydrant Why One Oklahoma Oil Executive Doesn’t Think Oil And Gas Tax Cuts Are Needed http://kgou.org/post/why-one-oklahoma-oil-executive-doesn-t-think-oil-and-gas-tax-cuts-are-needed <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Kaiser-Francis Oil Company has a lot in common with other storied Oklahoma energy empires. The company has by-the-bootstrap entrepreneurial origins, it’s been battered by boom and bust, and it’s helmed by a billionaire CEO who has weathered controversy and been showered with praise.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">But the Tulsa-based exploration and production company is unique in one surprising way: It isn’t pushing for oil and gas tax cuts.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:34:26 +0000 Joe Wertz 26048 at http://kgou.org Why One Oklahoma Oil Executive Doesn’t Think Oil And Gas Tax Cuts Are Needed Oklahoma City Republican Proposes Drilling Tax Fix http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-city-republican-proposes-drilling-tax-fix <p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Associated Press 22707 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma City Republican Proposes Drilling Tax Fix Oklahoma House Speaker Wants To Make Horizontal Drilling Tax Break Permanent http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-house-speaker-wants-make-horizontal-drilling-tax-break-permanent <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon will author legislation to make permanent an oil and gas industry tax break for horizontal drilling.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 20572 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma House Speaker Wants To Make Horizontal Drilling Tax Break Permanent